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angie is here, too. she's got her famous mug. she'll have traffic in a moment. howard bernstein has your weather first. >> that fog may not lift for an hour or two for some folks, especially in the mountains. >> no kidding. >> not just the eyebrow type. >> get that man more caffeine. your weather for today, we're turning up a little bit. we have managed to get to 88 degrees. that will be the cool day of the week the way things are going. today on our day planner, we're talking about unhealthy air quality for the young, the old, anybody with respiratory ailments. high today around 91 degrees with a noontime temperature of 83. just a tad more humidity than what we had yesterday. yesterday was relatively dry. this morning, some high clouds streaming in from the northwest. that's it. some big storms up, well up in ontario and michigan but they really shouldn't be much of a factor for us. 59 in cumberland.
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pittsburgh is 67. we're holding generally in the 60s. down to 60 in fort belvoir. hay market, 61. we've got 6in crofton. going to be hot today. hot tomorrow and thursday. more on that is coming up. angie has your timesaver traffic. >> halfway through the 4:00 hour, already starting with the yellow light because we're dealing with a car fire. this is out in the laurel area. route 198 going westbound. the ramp to go southbound on 95 is where it is holding steady. use caution if you're headed out that way. take you over to 270, everything is all clear out to frederick. good morning, virginia. 66 travelers, nothing to worry about. it appears that construction that we're seeing between 123 and the nutley exit, that's in the clearing stages. 395 headed northbound, that earlier roadwork near duke street now out of here. 95 before this, smooth sailing
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from fredericksburg all the way up to the mixing bowl. still ahead in my next traffic report, a look at the beltway in virginia. i'll have that at 4:40. back to you. we begin with a developing story we're following for you. around 1:30 this morning, a u.s. park police officer shot a -- >> the officer says the man had a gun in his hand and he says he came out of his car but refused to drop the weapon. the man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. the park police officer was not injured. there's no word on what led to the shooting just yet. stay tuned to 9news now and wusa9.com for updates on the developing stories throughout the day. >> house minority leader nancy pelosi is calling for an ethics investigation into new york congressman anthony weiner. >> she wants to know if weiner used government resources or broke house rules what he sent inappropriate photos.
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six women were contacted both before and after he got married. he will cooperate with an investigation but has no plans to resign. the married congressman claimed his twitter account had been hacked and he did not send the photos and someone else did. now he admits he lied for the past week about that. >> ted, the former chief of staff for jim graham is scheduled to be sentenced today. in february, he pled guilty to two felony charges of accepting gratuities and one charge of a false statement. he faces up to 14 months in federal prison. loza accepted the gifts from the taxicab industry with the intention of trying to give councilman graham which would be favorable to taxi drivers. a d.c. council committee heard from sulaimon brown. >> the former candidate testified about his accusations he's made by payoffs with vincent gray. he said he was paid to verbally
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attack fenty during last year's primary. brown brought along receipts and copies of moneys orders he said were given to him by gray's top campaign aides. >> here if you would like to see them. these were given to us to our campaign by the gray campaign. when they purchased them, i don't know, don't even care. i just know when i received them. >> brown had some exchanges with about every member of the hearing. as for mayor gray, his office would say it is awaiting the results of three different investigations into brown's allegations. controversy is swirling around yet another d.c. lawmaker. councilman harry thomas jr. is facing a million dollar lawsuit, accusing him of using public funds for personal use. the civil suit filed by d.c.'s attorney general says thomas received hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal donations through his nonprofit organization. thomas is denying the
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accusations. his attorney emphasizes the allegations and they are not true findings. >> on monday, five american troops were killed in iraq. >> that's the most american deaths in one day since 2009. joel brown has more. >> reporter: five american service members were killed in eastern baghdad this morning. security officials say rockets slammed into a joint u.s. iraqi base where americans were working advisers. it is the single largest loss of life for the u.s. military in iraq in the past two years. monday's blast was one of seven across iraq. west of baghdad in ramadi, the home of a police officer was destroyed by a bomb. at least four people were killed. and in tikrit, saddam hussein's hometown, a suicide bomber detonated a car at a checkpoint outside a government compound, killing at least six. it was the second attack there in four days. u.s. combat operations end
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inned iraq last august but the 46,000 american troops who remain as advisers and trainers come almost daily attack in their barracks and when they move around the country. all american forces are scheduled to leave iraq by the end of the year. joel brown, cbs news, washington. the u.s. deaths raised the total of american fatalities to 4459. 29 of those happened this year. today, president and mrs. obama will host german chancellor angela merkel during a black-tie dinner at the white house. >> last night, the president and the merkel had an informal dinner at the 1789 restaurant. she's the first european leader to get this kind of treatment. aides say the visit was arranged to highlight the close working relationship between the two leaders. tim pawlenty is scheduled to present what he calls a simplified tax system for the country. >> during a speech today in chicago, the former minnesota governor will unveil his tax
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proposal as part of his campaign on economic policy. highlights of that policy include a 50% cut on business taxes and what pawlenty calls the google test which basically says the americans can find a service on the internet from a private company, the government probably should not be providing that service. yesterday, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum jumped into the race for the republican presidential nomination. he made the announcement outside the somerset courthouse. he's counting on support from tea party supporters. former head of the monetary fund said he's not guilty during his first court appearance in two weeks, dominique strauss-kahn stood next to his wife and plead not guilty he tried to rape a maid. a wildfire in arizona has charred more than 350 square miles. about 2500 firefighters are working to contain the blaze.
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a major sandbagging effort is underway in hamburg, iowa. residents there are racing against the clock to prevent flooding from the swollen missouri river. a levy protecting the town is leaking. if it falls apart, part of hamburg could end up under eight feet of water. the tornado that struck joplin, missouri is expected to cost insurance companies as much as $7 billion. more than 500 people have been killed in tornadoes including at least 130 in joplin. coming up at 4:41, metro may soon be looking to hire a few dozen employees. the latest high tech advancement from apple is unveiled amid a wave of fans in san francisco. >> stay with us.
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. 4:41 on this tuesday morning. we're look hot today. not too humid yet. by lunchtime, in the lower 80s. 5:00 p.m., 88 degrees. real heat and humidity tomorrow and thursday. that's coming up in a few. right now, angie, how are the roads looking? >> we're in the clearing stages as we take a look at the inner loop in virginia. past route 7, they're going to be clearing the cones in probably the next 20 minutes or so. i'll have the latest on the car fire in laurel. that's coming up at 4:48. back to you. it is 4:41 and time for the first your money report of the morning. >> good morning to jessica doyle. good morning, jess. >> good morning to both of you. for wall street waiting on the outcome of the latest opec meeting going on in vienna.
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oil ministers are expected to decide whether to increase oil production. the u.s. will release its latest outlook on supply and demand. demand has been falling as gas prices remain high. as for wall street, checking the numbers. dow stands at 12,089 dropping another 61 points in trading. the nasdaq was off by 30 and the s&p 500 was off by almost 14 points. metro wants to hire in a big way. it has put in a request to add 345 positions in the coming budget which would raise the head count to well over 11,300. it is second year in a row that metro would increase the staffing that was started last spring as general manager and has brought in new executives, created new high level positions, shaken up communications staff and giving out bonuses as big as $20,000. metro is trying to close a $66 million budget shortfall. >> groupon and expedia want to
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help you take off and land for less. they've formed groupon get aways that will launch late this month. the deals will offer 50% off retail rates listed on other travel sites. deals will be for flights, hotel packages, car rentals and cruises. you can sign up on the group site and look for the deals in your inbox in a few weeks. local groupon competitor living social already features living social escapes which is a similar deal site. so, now you're starting to see them all start to look the same. >> exactly. deals are tempting though at all of them. >> they're very good. they have the beautiful photos. pack the bag and go. >> groupon is hot! >> they've got that ipo they've announced that's coming up. we'll see if living social will do an ipo. local story potentially there. >> the nation's high court refuses to enter the debate about illegal immigrants and tuition breaks. >> the popular singer is able
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to walk days after being thrown from a jet ski. we'll be back. good morning time for united airlines travel cast. leaving out of dulles, visibility 9 miles. light south winds and clear skies ax little bit of haze out there. we've got heat building up from the south and the west up toward columbus and detroit. look at detroit, 95. chicago, sunny and hot, 94 degrees. head toward the central plains. denver, 86. they're looking sunny today. in the southwest, we've got 90 in vegas. l.a. 67. up the coast in san francisco, 64. in seattle, we're looking mostly cloudy, 61. a few showers in reno, high of 72.
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good morning and welcome back to 9news now. 4:45 this tuesday morning. a little haze, a little bit more humid this morning as well. >> yeah, that's nothing. it is really going to start to
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get sticky tomorrow and thursday. so, enjoy it. enjoy it. >> records or no? >> make friends with the air- conditioner. >> the records are now running in the upper 90s. i haven't looked them up to be honest with you. when we're talking temperature highs, it could be 97, 98, tomorrow and thursday. last week, we had some records. we're going to make a run probably toward some. let's talk about today though. your momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, mainly clear this morning. a touch of fog in the mountains of west virginia. we've got temperatures at the bus stop we'll be in the 63 to 73 range. right now, some upper 50s. with your sunrise, we'll start to come off the lows a little bit by bus stop time. our day planner will be near 70 at 8:00. lower 80s by noon. winds out of the southwest at 9 miles per hour. the southwest winds continues at 4:00. probably be a high then around 91 degrees and 83, down to 83
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as winds become southwest to southerly. low 60s there on the delmarva. delaware and salisbury. we've got upper 60s from the pax river naval air station and also at national and culpepper, 57. oakland, 59. we're down to 59 at the reston town center. fort belvoir at 50. college park and columbia this morning, 63 degrees in alexandria and baden at 64. national though, 6 9 with a light southwest wind at 5. clear skies and a barometer continues to rise. 30.01. showing you national temperatures because if you think about this, it is 3:45 here minneapolis time. 82 degrees here this morning. lots of warmth in the middle of the country. all will be moving east over the next couple of days as the unsettled weather stays out on the west. you can see the big storms in
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montana. some will be riding the northern part of the country on top of the big ridge of high pressure and then we've got this flow here. see how this is coming in to the northwest, this should concern you because if these storms were to hold together, which i don't think they will, we would be in the firing line. it looks like they'll drop more south and southeast. maybe parts of west virginia, pennsylvania if it can hold together will see something. we may see a few of the clouds late this afternoon and this evening with what's left of that. now, as we go through tonight, it will be quiet for the future cast. tries to pop a few light, light showers, late night. really, middle of the day and afternoon tomorrow, this is when we could see some isolated storms and the heat and we'll likely do a similar number on thursday afternoon. as temperatures shoot well into the 90s. today, 91. a little bit more humid. hot and humid wednesday and thursday. isolated storm. not enough to put on tomorrow. thursday, 97 also with the storms and maybe thursday night into friday morning is when things get more active.
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scattered storms as we cool down to the upper 80s friday into saturday and sunday still a chance for an afternoon storm, 85. celebrate fairfax this weekend and we may be dodging a few raindrops at times. i'll be out there saturday. angie? >> signing his autograph. >> 11 minutes away from the 5:00 hour. dealing with the yellow light right now because we have a car fire out in the laurel area. it is on westbound 198 at the ramp to go southbound on 95. please be careful if you're headed out that way. we have better news on the inner loop in maryland between 29 colesville road and new hampshire avenue. a lot of that construction has cleared out of the way before the 5:00 hour. also, we're seeing on southbound 29, between georgia and fenton street, the construction out here is also out of the roadway. some good news there. 66 driverssh nothing to worry about as you make your way out of haymarket to manassas to inside the beltway. we'll wrap it up with a look at your d.c. drive. constitution avenue near 23rd,
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on-going construction project impacting lanes in both directions. still ahead, we're taking a look at the car fire in laurel. we'll bring you the very latest at 4:56. mike? >> thanks, ang. a task force is going to study the impact of natural gas drilling and what it would have on western maryland. martin o'malley signed an executive order requiring state environmental officials to conduct this study besides environmental impact, the study will include recommendations on the best way to tax drilling and establish some liability standards. a controversial natural gas drilling practice known as hydrotracking was the topic of an e.p.a. hearing in new york. fracing is used to release natural gas from a rock thousands of feet underground by injecting millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals and sand at a high pressure. the issue is the waste from fracking is often contaminated water and air. the e.p.a. is planning to use testimony from this hearing as part of a study into the environmental
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impact of fracking on local communities. the supreme court has refused to hear a case concerning tuition breaks for illegal immigrants. it was a challenge to a california law that gives all high school graduates reduced tuition no matter if they're in the country legally or not. >> a similar policy was signed into law last month. opponents here are trying to get the issue out to a public vote. german officials say initial tests showed that sprouts from an organic farm in the north are not the cause of the e. coli outbreak. the agriculture ministry says that 23 of 40 samples from the sprout farm suspected of being behind the outbreak have tested negative for the bacteria. further tests are pending. the e. coli outbreak in germany has killed at least 22 people and sickened more than 2300 people across europe. steve jobs came off medical leave to appear at apple's worldwide development conference in san francisco. >> as always, the mac world
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awaited his news. sandra hughes was there. >> reporter: james brown's i feel good introduced the apple ceo. steve jobs opened the worldwide development conference to cheers and even an audience shout out. >> thank you. >> looking gaunt in his uniform of black turtleneck and jeans, jobs who is fighting cancer was only on the stage a few minutes. >> today we're going to talk about software. we've got some great stuff to talk about. os10 lion, ios5 and some kind of interesting new cloud stuff. >> then he talked much of the presentation to others. this was only his second public appearance since going on medical leave in january. >> it was the worst kept secret but the icloud service was still the big news. jobs came back on stage to launch it. >> some people think the cloud is just a hard disk in the sky.
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>> icloud stores music, videos and other contents for iphones and ipads online. it also syncs devices without connecting them. it will be free for now. >> they can all talk to the cloud whenever they want. >> lion, apple's new operating system and ios5 were also introduced. >> a lot of energy in the room. this is a developer conference. >> lion is available in july and ios5 this year. when we see jobs again was not announced. sandra hughes, san francisco. before we head to break, it is time to take a look at the question of the morning. >> a new survey suggests this has become -- who ranks this? the most popular place to break up with your significant other? is it a, the car, b, a mall or c, a restaurant. this is a sad survey. put your guess on our facebook page. we'll reveal the answer in a little while. i'm a dancer. and until now, my feet showed it.
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[ female announcer ] gold bond ultimate healing foot cream. 7 penetrating moisturizers and vitamins, 'cause foot skin's 20 times thicker. this stuff really works. >> by 9:00. we're in the low to mid-70s. low to mid 80s by lunchtime with a tad more humidity than yesterday. few clouds may start streaming in. a few passing clouds. temperatures upper 80s to lower 90s. as we head toward the 6:00 hour, we're still well up in the 80s.
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how is it looking on the roads? >> we want to keep you up to speed on the latest in laurel. the ramp to southbound 95 is still closed due to this car fire. you'll want to use caution. more maryland roads for you. i'll have that, mike and andrea in my next traffic report. back to you. >> it is 4:57. this morning, you could get to see one of the most famous planes in history as it rolls through our area. us airways flight 1549aka, the miracle on the hudson will leave perryville, maryland as it continues its trip to a north carolina museum. a massive flatbed is carrying the plane's fuselage on the road south. right now, the plane is parked at the truck scales before the tidings bridge. so, how much do you think a private lunch with billionaire warren buffett is worth. right now, it is worth about $1.5 million. that's what someone is bidding in an online charity auction. last year's lunch sold for $2.6 million ax record for the
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most expensive charity item. proceeds benefit the glide foundation which provides social services to the poor. the winners usually dine with buffett for several hours at a new york steakhouse. the only topic that's off- limits is what buffett is planning to invest in next. >> probably the one thing people would like to know. >> yet another honor for lady gaga. this one has nothing to do with her music. >> a key piece of michael jackson memorabilia is about to hit the auction block. kendis gibson has that and more in this look at entertainment. >> reporter: from her meat dress to her egg pod, her fashion style has grabbed plenty of attention over the years. now, it is grabbing her accolades from the fashion industry. she received the icon award last night at the fashion world's equivalent to the oscars. sean kingston's publicist says the singer is breathing on his own and walked for the first time since getting into an accident near miami beach. he has been hospitalized since crashing a water craft into a bridge more than a week ago.
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his public liss list says the beautiful girl's singer's condition has been upgraded to serious. every year, hollywood looks forward to the film the critics association picks. now, television shows will get similar on honors. >> the choices, cbs's the good wife is among the top nominees. it received four nominations including a nod for best drama. >> the jacket michael jackson wore in thriller, the red and black jacket is expected to get more than $200,000 when it goes up for bid later this month. that's your eye on entertainment. i'm kendis gibson, cbs news, hollywood. good morning and thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> tuesday is here. i'm mike hydeck. angie goff will have traffic in a moment. mr. bernstein, here comes the heat. >> did you have one of those michael jackson jackets in the

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